FMS Solutions Inc. says it will be the third-party outsourced provider for Grocers Supply retail accounting services division in Houston, Texas. This new agreement increases FMS’s presence in the south-central part of the U.S.
This relationship continues the longstanding partnership between Grocers Supply, a wholesale grocery distributor with its headquarters in the Southeast Houston district, Houston, Texas, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based FMS. For many years, Grocers Supply has leveraged FMS’s accounting and payroll software.
“With our shared philosophy of providing best-in-class customer service, we look forward to continuing to offer even more in-depth grocery expertise and building success stories together,” stated Gary Bickmore, VP of strategic allegiances at FMS.
Along with accounting and payroll, FMS provides industry-focused services for independent retailers, including weekly financials, document imaging, labor saver (time and attendance tool), tax screening services and others. While the company expands, the main priority is to continue to serve with the tradition of helping all retailers be successful.
Since 1974, FMS has helped independent retail grocers succeed by transforming historical accounting activities into timely, accurate decision support tools. The company’s understanding of the challenges the industry faces has positioned it as the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) preferred provider of industry benchmarking, best practices and mission-critical decision support. FMS has additional offices in Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ontario, and Hyderabad, India. FMS services organizations in more than 5,000 locations across North America, South America and the Caribbean.
In May, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United Natural Foods Inc.’s Retail Accounting Services Division. See story, here.